Social Security Disability Lawyers Discuss Benefits For Mental Health Conditions

September 4, 2013

Over the last several decades, there has been a massive influx in the number of claims seeking benefits from the Social Security Administration due to disabling mental health conditions. This increase in the number of individuals claiming their mental health prevents them from working has led to these particular disabilities becoming one of the most common types of conditions listed on claims today.

There are hundreds of mental health conditions that can qualify an individual for Social Security Disability Benefits. Some of the most common conditions include:

  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Depression
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Learning Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Alzheimer’s disease

Each condition has its own set of standards that must be met before a patient can qualify as disabled and therefore eligible to receive benefits. Some of the requirements involve doctors diagnosing the condition, providing medical evidence of the condition, and properly implementing certain treatment requirements.

If an individual does not have the proper documentation or all requirements are not met, an individual’s claim may be denied. The claimant then has the opportunity to appeal the decision.

The Social Security Disability Lawyers with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin recognize how frustrating and complex the application process can be for disability benefits, especially for those seeking assistance due to a mental health problem. That is why the firm is here to help anyone considering applying for such benefits or someone who has a claim that was denied in the past.

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